What can be done to protect my home from carbon monoxide?

Prevention is the most important place to start. Taking correct safety precautions will lower your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Cleveland.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the restricted space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These appliances are safe when operated properly but can create carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating properly, including your furnace. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by booking regular furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.